EuroMillions Lottery: The Winners and Losers

EuroMillions Stalkers Appear in Court

Two men have appeared in court charged with stalking Colin and Christine Weir, record UK EuroMillions winners. The Weirs scooped £161,000,000 on the EuroMillions lottery back in 2011 and since then have been raised to a certain amount of celebrity status, now this attention appears to have some negative connotations as Alan Marsh and John […]

EuroMillions Winner Buys Up Luxury Apartments

It seems that EuroMillions winner Gillian Bayford is rarely out of the news lately. Just a few weeks ago we heard of her bitter feud with her mother and father, and now it’s reported that she has spent £1,000,000 buying the flats that surround her parents in the complex. The very public spat has been […]

Dublin EuroMillions Winner Spring Cleans to His Winning Ticket

We’re often hearing stories of unclaimed EuroMillions winners and it’s a real shame when a player misses out on a prize! So today it’s a good news story as we find that a €500,000 winner from Dublin found a lost ticket while cleaning! The anonymous player bought the ticket for the April 15th EuroMillions draw. […]

Is Britain’s Youngest EuroMillions Winner Broke After Assault Conviction?

In 2013 Jane Park became the UK’s youngest ever EuroMillions winner, netting a £1,000,000 prize aged 17. At the time she vowed to have fun, and wanted to splash out on a car and holidays and it seems she may have blown the lot within three years. Jane Park is back in the news, for […]

One Winner Scoops £6,300,000 Lotto Jackpot

It was a midweek Lotto rollover for the UK National Lottery draw and that meant a big rollover jackpot. With such big jackpots seen in recent months players may not have expected to see a winner but a single ticket holder matched all six winning numbers in the draw netting a life-changing £6,315,123! No details […]

Brits Miss Out as EuroMillions Jackpot Lands in Portugal

With a jackpot worth €73,000,000 (£57,000,000 in the UK) on offer in the Tuesday’s EuroMillions it’s the biggest rollover since January and in the run up to the Tuesday draw there was frenzied ticket sales. If Brits were hoping for some EuroMillions luck then it just didn’t happen as the jackpot was won and it […]

Jealous sister shoots jackpot winning brother in head

Jealous sister shoots jackpot winning brother in head

Jeffery Dampier won $20 million in the Illinois Lottery in 1996. Jeffery had grown up poor and was very generous with his winnings, but in scenes later echoed by the infamous case of Abraham Shakespeare he until he was kidnapped and murdered by his sister-in-law, Victoria Jackson in 2005. After Jeffery won the lottery in 1996 he moved […]

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Lottery winner turns his love of Whiskey into a global business

When you think of some of the crazy things lottery winners have splashed out on with their booty, certain spoils spring immediately to mind from stories here at There was Paul and Thea Bristow, who spent some of their £15 million Lotto haul on buying up a 7-acre wood to save it from greedy […]

Mirlande Wilson

Memory loss of bare faced lie? What happened to Mirlande’s winning ticket…

Mirlande Wilson is one of the more fascinating lottery winners we have featured here at, after her claims of winning the big prize were brought into question when her ticket failed to show up. Wilson, 37, claimed that she was one of the lucky few US citizens to have become an instant multi-millionaire and bag […]

Mearle and Patricia Butler

Three amigos pocket an eyewatering $218m MegaMillions lottery win

We see some big old jackpots reported here at Euro Millions but Merle and Patricia Butler went down in lottery winning folklore when they won an astounding $218.6 million on the Mega Millions lottery in March, 2012. The sixty something couple from Red Bull, Illinois, shared the stunning jackpot prize of $656 million with an […]

Mary Wollens

Sweet dreams are made of…$16 Million lottery wins!

For most people, dreams consist of falling from tall buildings and waking up just before you hit the ground, scoring the winning goal in the World Cup Final, or going to a music festival run exclusively by the RAC where Elton John is wondering around accompanied by an entourage of girls pulling cars out of […]

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World’s luckiest man escapes death multiple times and then wins lotto

Sometimes there are stories that are so unbelievable, top Hollywood producers on the lookout for the next blockbuster inspiration take one look at those extraordinary true-life tales and say: “Actually, we think we’ll pass. It’s just too damned ridiculous.” One of those tales to make it onto surely destined for the movie exec’s rubbish […]

Sharing a $390 million win on the MegaMillions lottery

Eddie Nabors and married couple Elaine and Harold Messner have gone down as some of the most envied people on the planet after they struck lucky by sharing a staggering $390 million Mega Millions jackpot back in March, 2007. Nabors, from Georgia, was just a simple 52 year old man working as a truck driver […]

Adriana Almeida

Gold digger widow accused of murdering Brazilian lotto winner

One of the most fascinating lottery winner stories reported here on is that of Renne Senna who was murdered by two hooded men in a bar in the Brazilian capital city of Rio back in January 2007. Renne’s turbulent story began in July 2005 when he was announced as the solitary winner of the Brazilian national […]

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South Korean lotto winner loses it ‘Gangnam Style’

However, one of the targets of his satirical techno ditty could well have been a humble shop worker called Janite Lee, a Korean-American who won a fortune in the lottery – and promptly blew the lotto. Lee, who emigrated from South Korea as a child, was working in a wig shop when she bagged the […]

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Newsagent who sold herself a winning lottery ticket ends up in court for fraud

“I will always remain a humble newsagent. Someone has to win; it was just lucky it was me.” So said Clevely’s Hayley Tarry, who bought a ticket for the EuroMillions draw one very lucky Friday 13th while cashing up in her cornershop, and promptly took down a prize worth over £500,000 when her numbers came […]

Tony and Greta Dodd

Strictly new knees for lottery winners

Most lottery winners’ stories tell of sports cars in the driveway, mock-Tudor mansions in leafy suburbs, and lavish holidays to the Caribbean. (And jail and bankruptcy, if most of the stories on the Euromillions website are to be believed.) Some winners often splash out on a bit of ‘reconstructive surgery’ for their wives – generally massive boob […]